Congrats on the win!
Perhaps the writer wanted everyone to forget about the Oral Roberts loss hoping
no one would notice. Do over! Bring on Joel Osteen U!
Go Clyburn. He is absolutely fun to watch play. I see potential in Jiggy
Watkins and Jason Washburn. We definitely are improving and that is fun to see.
We need more fans to come out and watch the games. Let's support our improving
Ute squad and help them transition into the PAC12. Patience is a virtue and
let's be patient in these times. I love my Utes and I am excited to see them
excelling. Wake up fans and support our team, go to the games!
I'm a BYU fan, but I have to give it to Clyburn: That's a sweeeeeeet stat line.
Congrats on the win. Go, Cougars!
It's good to see the Utes improving. I think that there has been a lot of undue
criticism of Coach Boylen, especially since Jace Tavita decided to leave the
team, but I think people are missing the fact that people are overlooking the
fact that he took over a program that Ray Giacoletti walked away from before the
season was even over. And that was all after Majerus had left. I think this year
will be a good one for the Utes.As for the poor game attendance, I
think that the past few lackluster seasons have driven away the fan base a bit.
However, I think there are other factors contributing to it as well, not the
least of which is the economy. Granted that tickets to watch the Utes aren't
that expensive, but between family budgets being stretched thin, and half of
Utes' games being played on weeknights, I think people are choosing to spend
their time and money elsewhere.
That fan base you are talking about that used to fill the Huntsman Center years
ago was made up mostly of fans over 60 years of age. Many have passed on or are
just too feeble to get to a game. The younger fans have not bought into the
basketball program as they have the football program. With all the financial
pressures people have now days and the ever increasing costs of student tuition,
football and basketball tickets it is not hard to understand why. Utah will
have the largest basketball arena in the PAC 12. Here's hoping that the fans
will have a reason to return.
Was at the game. First half was ugly for sure. Clyburn is really the only bright
spot on the team. Nice player. We ended up moving down to row 11
from row 28 with no problem. It is what it is with fan attendance right now. Jury is still out on Boylen in my mind. Noticed JJ Obrien on the bench
in a hoodie and sweats. Why would he not be in at least a shirt and tie? I just
have a feeling that Boylen does not demand respect and that's a problem.
Not a bad start to the season utes. Congrats on the hard work.
Nice win for our Utes. I too remember when the Huntsman drew bigger crowds.
But I don't think the decline in numbers is a testament to how the program has
dropped off since Majerus, but also a testament to how fickle many fans are. We
support our Utes win or lose.
Utefan, It's more than just the past few years. Crowds weren't
selling out when we were in the top 10. I feel it's more a reflection on our
fan base than the program. We need to support the team and the program
regardless of winning or losing. I would love our fan base to be like Nebraska
football or Notre Dame or Michigan, Alabama. We say we are a big boy, want to
be a big boy, but support the program like fickle little teenagers.
Nice win.Keep improving.
As a Utefan who can remember when the Huntsman Center would be rockin' and
rollin' with huge crowds, the disappointing crowds of the last several years is
testament to how bad the Utes have become!This win was ugly against
a team that was not very talented.
Congrats Utes. Nice win. Keep them coming.
No mention of Clyburn's almost triple-double?23 points, 13 rebounds,
7 steals, and 4 assists.
Good catch arizona ute, I have updated the story to reflect your truth. We use
the Associated Press story while our writer gets quotes and a gets a longer
story ready for web and print and we then put in the new info. Tonight the AP
had the Utes' record wrong.
Nice win Utes. Utes are not 5-0 at home they lost at home to Oral Roberts. (5-1)